IPL 2023: 3 Talking Points Of KKR vs RR Game

KKR vs RR 2023

Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 9 wickets in a statement victory at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. With this loss, KKR have suffered a huge blow to their playoffs qualification scenario and would hope for several results to go there way.

KKR batted first and put on a modest 149 runs on the board. Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web and bamboozled all the KKR batters. The wily leg-spinner bagged 4 wickets and sent chills down the spines of the batters.

Yuzvendra Chahal also became the highest wicket-taker in the IPL and his total count of wickets is at 187 and his wicket came after KKR skipper Nitish Rana’s dismissal.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the KKR vs RR game which took place in Eden Gardens:

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal blazed away to a fiery innings

The entire internet yesterday had Yashasvi Jaiswal as their talking subject as the southpaw opener stamped his authority in the game. At one point in the RR innings, the team score was 100 and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 80 runs.

He ended up scoring 98* runs and also recorded the fastest ever half century in the history of the IPL in this game. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s half-century came in just 13 balls and his innings was of the highest calibre.

2. Yuzvendra Chahal impresses yet again

Chahal had won the Purple Cap last year after bagging 27 wickets in 17 games. He is continuing from where he left off as he is bagging wickets for fun in the ongoing IPL 2023. Yuzvendra Chahal bagged 4 wickets in this KKR vs RR game and was brilliant to say the least.

With these 4 wickets, he also is the present Purple Cap award holder in IPL 2023 with 21 wickets. The next in line is Gujarat Titans’ (GT) bowlers in the form of Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan.

While Shami was 19 scalps to his name, Rashid too has 19 scalps but has a slightly more expensive economy rate.

3. Venkatesh Iyer’s 50

Venkatesh Iyer initially was struggling with the bat and failed to get enough timing. But he later smashed a few sixes and got right into the groove. The batter from Madhya Pradesh top-scored for KKR as he scored 57 runs in just 42 balls.

Iyer was later then impact substituted by leg-break bowler Suyash Sharma. The youngster bowled 3 overs and conceded only 22 runs.

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